Guildford Jazz

Bringing the best in live jazz to Guildford

Welcome to Guildford Jazz! Details of our Spring events are below, we look forward to seeing you soon!

“Keeping the spirit of jazz alive in these troubled times” ****
(review by Trevor Bannister, published by TheJazzMann)


PETE OXLEY & NICOLAS MEIER

26 MAY GUILDFORD CRICKET PAVILION

Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll fall for this” Observer ★★★★


MAY JAZZ JAMS

19 MAY WOODEN BRIDGE

Free entry, all welcome!


MARK NIGHTINGALE & MARTIN SHAW QUINTET

8 JUNE GUILDFORD CRICKET PAVILION

An all star line-up featuring Martin Shaw on trumpet and flugelhorn, internationally renowned trombonist Mark Nightingale, and multi award winning pianist David Newton.


DENNIS ROLLINS FUNKY-FUNK

23 JUNE GUILDFORD CRICKET PAVILION

“Funky-Funk! is a seriously funky band with an infectious sound… you can’t help but ‘get your groove on’ when you hear it!


QUENTIN COLLINS QUINTET

6 JULY GUILDFORD CRICKET PAVILION

Outstanding trumpet player Quentin Collins takes a break from touring with the Kyle Eastwood Band to bring us his all star quintet with a sizzling update of the Blue Note approach


WOOD STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL

17 JULY WOOD STREET VILLAGE GREEN

Back for its 8th year, an amazing afternoon of live music in aid of Challengers. Early bird tickets now on sale for guaranteed marquee seating!


IMOGEN RYALL & JULIAN NICHOLAS

23 JULY YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE

Jazz on a summer’s evening in the glades of the Yvonne Arnaud Riverside garden, with Imogen Ryall and her quintet


“Guildford Jazz is a beacon of light in supporting and promoting live jazz locally: a thriving community arts organisation hosting performances from some of the top jazz musicians in the country while at the same time building strong community links with local musicians, schools and charities. It’s growing audiences are testament to their success and I am delighted to support them as patron.”

Bill Bruford, Patron of Guildford Jazz.